Contents tagged with Russian diplomats

  • Greece expels two Russian diplomats

    The Greek government has expelled two Russian diplomats and banned another two from entering the country, Athens-based newspaper Kathimerini reported on Wednesday.According to information from high-ranking Greek diplomatic sources, the measures being taken by Athens are a response to “illegal activity in Greece”, namely “interference in the internal affairs of Greece”. Among other things, the Russian diplomats are charged with “attempts to extract and distribute information, and bribe state …

  • Ukraine expels Russian diplomats because of Skripal case

    Ukraine will join other countries and expel Russian diplomats, stated the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko.

    "In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, Great Britain, Ukraine, in accordance with a spirit of solidarity with our British partners and transatlantic allies, and in coordination with the EU countries, decided to expel 13 Russian diplomats from Ukraine out of those few still remaining. As you know, our diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation are de facto …

  • Russian diplomats leave UK on plane involved in cocaine case

    On Tuesday March 20, the Russian diplomats who were expelled from London due to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter left the UK on the Il-96 aircraft featured in the Argentine cocaine scandal, Evropeiska Pravda reports.

    A British TV channel published photographs from the Stansted airport, where the 23 Russian diplomats and their families boarded a plane to leave the country.

    Interestingly, the diplomats were sent to Moscow on an Il-96 plane with hull number RA-96023 which belongs …

  • Poland considers deporting Russian diplomats after poisoning of Skripal

    Poland may expel Russian diplomats from its territory in solidarity with the actions taken by Britain after an attempt on the life of Sergei Skripal, a former Colonel for the Russian intelligence service.

    The decision may be taken very soon, writes Polskie Radio, citing Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. The newspaper also referred to sources in the government.

    According to the publication, the decision will depend greatly on the decisions taken Monday in Brussels at a meeting of the European Union’s …

  • Russia accuses Washington of violating Russian diplomats’ banking confidentiality

    By publishing the US government’s investigation into the transactions of the Russian embassy, the BuzzFeed portal has violated the confidentiality of banking information, and disclosed personal information. This “infringement” is “the handiwork of official Washington”, says the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement, published on its website.

    BuzzFeed published that the US government is investigating the transactions of the Russian embassy as part of the case concerning Russia’s supposed …

  • Czech media: Russian diplomats die suspiciously too often

    The average life expectancy of a man in Russia is 65.9 years but employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country die much earlier, Lidove Noviny writes. Case in point, eight acting Russian diplomats have passed away in less than a year.

    Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky, according to Russian official sources, was the latest victim of stress, a destructive schedule and bad genes. As the newspaper recalls, colleagues found him dead in a residence in Khartoum. Sudanese …

  • Media: US may impose restrictions on the movement of Russian diplomats within the country

    Washington plans to reduce the permissible radius of movement for Russian diplomats in the United States in response to Moscow's mirror actions regarding diplomatic personnel and diplomatic property, Izvestia writes, citing sources.

    "This would mean cutting the perimeter from 25 miles (40 km), which currently applies, to 10-15 miles (16-24 km)," the publication notes.

    At the same time, the US administration may also introduce a notification procedure through which diplomats from Russia would …

  • Moldovan President hopes for the resignation of the Prime Minister after the expulsion of Russian diplomats

    The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, said at a press conference on Tuesday that he hopes that the country's Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, will resign after the decision to expel Russian diplomats from the republic.

    "I hope that in the near future I will see other resignations (on Tuesday, Dodon signed four decrees on the resignation of other ministers - members of the Liberal Party of Moldova). Maybe the Prime Minister himself will leave because of what happened yesterday," Dodon stressed.

    He …

  • Moldova announces the expulsion of five Russian diplomats

    Five Russian diplomats have been declared persona non grata in Moldova, according to the Moldovan news outlet Publika, quoting Anna Samson, Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova. The Russian embassy told RIA Novosti that they were examining a message about the declaring of five Russian diplomats as persona non grata, thus confirming its receipt.

    According to Interfax, the diplomats were ordered to leave the country within 24 hours. Russian …